Start of a first 1:33 drawing of the two hybrid sites adjacent to the plus-column, superposing some informations of the real sites at Lausanne and Paris, such as outlines of buildings and roads, the bus stop in Lausanne and the zebra crossing in Paris.
1:66 drawing of the two sites and the outlines of Paris (red) and Lausanne (blue) for a better overview.
Sketch Models on the hybrid and real sites, continuing the idea of passage from the first two projects. (On the left side volumes of passages created by the hybrid, on the right side the cast of a passage from the first project)
Adding Sketch models of two buildings creating the Rue Réaumour, crossing the Boulevard de Sébastopol. This guides the view onto an object or building (e.g. the hybrid elements or the situation in Lausanne) as it is typical for the roadasystem in Paris. Initially, the roads are built to modernize the city and make Paris safe. But very often there are important buildings or monuments placed in important crossroads.
What does the road want to show or to highlight?
Perspective out of the Rue Réaumur (Paris) onto the Avenue Georgette (Lausanne)
Following a sketch model showing the floors of the building in Lausanne in a forced perspective cutting the column.
What if the brutal transformation of Paris continued in the Hybrid-City in Lausanne?
How would the City be transformed?
Which building in Lausanne would get destroyed in Lausanne?
In fact, in Lausanne was once a theatre located in the quarters adjacent to the Avenue Georgette. A theater, as a place of revolution and often very dubious back in the day, is a big contrast to a road with the goal to make the city safer.
Demolition of the Théâtre Vaudeville in Paris, cut by the Rue Réaumur
Forced Perspective behind the stage of a theater, drawn.
Linking all these informations to create the "théâtre de rue"
Drawings of plan and elevation (1:33) of the theater to determine certain formes and elements, such as the ramp or the stair and the width of certain elements.
One of the planks of the column is used as limit between Paris/Lausanne and reality/illusion. On one side we have the forced perspective, on the other side solid ground, the street of Lausanne. This limit is also worked out in the choice of materials. The stage (forced perspective) is made of yellow and white cartboard, whereas erverything real is made of plaster. Such as the street or the platforms, to make them heavier and realer. Also, there is no continuous plain cutting through this limit, only the impression of a continuity.
Stairs are used to get onto the raised platforms, decision to use stairs to try not to block too much of the view onto the forced perspective. A ramp would be very long and block a lot of the view.
The two platforms have a different hight, one for Lausanne and one for Paris. This, to give other perspectives than just the evident forced perspective. The two platforms are linked by a ramp, allowing a fluid transition between the two cities, skipping the limit given by the opening of the scene.
Backstage Spotlight Side elevation
(all the photos without the removable elements made of plaster)
Fabrication of the molds for the elevated elements.